Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation (SAMRF) is chaired by Susan Alberti, supported by a Board of Directors who bring a range of finance and business skills to support the work of the Foundation. SAMRF is dedicated to raising money for medical research, through a series of annual fundraising events including a Gala Ball which has been held in Melbourne for almost 30 years.
The Foundation is assisted by an enthusiastic band of volunteers and supporters who are committed to furthering medical research in Australia.
SAMRF has raised millions of dollars since its inception.
SAMRF carefully evaluates how it distributes every dollar donated, with a high degree of transparency and accountability. SAMRF has ‘deductible gift recipient’ (DGR) status from the Australian Tax Office.
SAMRF is helping to deliver tomorrow’s medical discoveries, today.
Susan Alberti AC is one of Australia’s pre-eminent philanthropists, having donated millions of dollars to medical research and other charitable causes over her successful business career.
On Australia Day 2016, Susan was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) Award in recognition for her eminent service to the community, particularly through philanthropic and fundraising support for a range of medical research, education and sporting organisations, as an advocate for improved health care services for the disadvantaged, and to young women as a role model and mentor.